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STAR WARS: Zoe Kravitz, Tessa Thompson, And Naomi Scott In Running For Han Solo Spin-Off

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Zoe Kravitz, Naomi Scott, And Tessa Thompson Competing For Lead Role In Han Solo Spin-Off Film

The untitled Han Solo spin-off film has narrowed its search for a female lead to three actresses: Zoe Kravitz, Naomi Scott, and Tessa Thompson.

While the identity of the role has yet to be disclosed, whichever actress gets cast in the Star Wars project will wind up acting opposite Alden Ehrenreich, who is set to play the young Han Solo in the movie. Additionally, it is rumored that Donald Glover is being considered for the role of Lando Calrissian despite the absence of any casting information indicating such:

Although the Han Solo female lead is currently a mystery, it is a possibility that the role in question is that of Sana Starros. A former cohort of Han Solo’s, Starros made her debut in Marvel’s Star Wars comic book series, initially claiming to be Solo’s wife.

The screenplay for the Han Solo movie is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. It has also been confirmed that Chewbacca will also be a featured character in the film and, while unconfirmed, it is likely that The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo will reprise the role.

Leave your thoughts on Zoe Kravitz, Naomi Scott, and Tessa Thompson all being in the running to play the lead in the untitled Han Solo film (via Superherohype) in the comments section below. Readers seeking more movie news can visit our Movie News Page, our Movie News Twitter Page, our Movie News Facebook Page, and our Movie News Google+ Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook. The Han Solo film is set for release on May 25th, 2018.

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